Following the announcement that he is to play as part of the Sligo Live festival this October, Josh Ritter has revealed the rest of his tour plans for that time of the year. The forthcoming Irish tour celebrates the bonus acoustic re-issue of three of his albums, Golden Age Of Radio (2002), Hello Starling (2003) and finally The Animal Years (2006), which hits shelves on October 9th. As part of the tour, he will play three nights in Whelan's, each dedicated to one of the three reissued albums.

Ritter will also be road testing new material from his forthcoming sixth album, which is due for release early next year. He hasn't got an orchestra this time, but he will be travelling with The Love Canon String Band, who play mandolin, double bass and acoustic guitars.

Josh Ritter's tour schedule is as follows:

The Pavillion, Cork - Thursday 15th October
Balor Theatre, Ballybofey Co.Donegal - Saturday 17th October
Empire ballrom, Belfast - Sunday 18th October 
Riverbank Hotel, Wexford - Tuesday 20th October
Whelans, Dublin (Golden Age Of Radio night) - Wednesday 21st October 
Whelans, Dublin (Hello Starling night) - Thursday 22nd October
Whelans, Dublin (Animal Years night) - Friday 23rd October
Sea Theatre, Kilkenny - Saturday 24th October
Clary Church, Sligo Live festival - Sunday 25th October